Former Australia captain Ricky Ponting has been named as the head of strategy at Hobart Hurricanes.
Ricky Ponting Joins Hobart Hurricanes
Previously, Ricky Ponting has played for Hobart Hurricanes in the Big Bash League but the team have not yet won any title in the BBL tournament. Hobart Hurricanes have ended up as runner-up in two seasons (2013-14 and 2017–18). CHECK: BBL Winners List All Season, Player of the Match, Series – Included
Ponting will be with Hobart Hurricanes for three years and will play a big role in taking key decisions.
“Ponting has signed a three-year deal with the male Hurricanes program which, will see him identify candidates for the now-vacant head coaching position, and work on the match and list strategy with the then-appointed coach,” read a statement from Hobart Hurricanes.
Ricky Ponting who already has the head coach role in Delhi Capitals believes that he’s better placed now to understand T20 cricket as he takes up the new role.
“The competition and the game itself have changed enormously from when I played for the Hurricanes back in BBL|01 and BBL|02, and I know so much more about the nuances of the T20 game now than I did then,” said Ponting.
“I’m passionate about the progression of Tasmanian and Australian cricket across all forms of the game, so to be asked to take on such a critical role for the Hurricanes is really special. I’m looking forward to getting to work and securing the best coach for what we need then building a plan for the team to execute next season.
“With a few tweaks in a couple of key areas, I believe the Hurricanes have the foundations to win our first BBL trophy,” he added.